Staff works with the member localities, state and federal agencies to develop local and regional plans to address preparedness and response to emergencies and disasters. Activities include providing data and mapping, grant writing, and updates of local Emergency Operations Plans. RVARC is also responsible for coordinating the development of the Regional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan which addresses natural hazards risks and related projects. The Plan is required by the federal and state government in order for local governments to be eligible for disaster mitigation grant funds.

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